This is my daily journal of the month of March and April as I travel from Copenhagen to Paris to London to Boston.
The site from my window, on the fifth floor of the Charlesmark hotel is one of the best in Boston. The Boston Public Library across the street, the Lenox Hotel down the block, and the finish line of the 118th Boston Marathon is right below.
Much of my writing is done at the bar tables in the Charlesmark. I have spent many an hour, and much of my kidneys and liver usage in this bar. At present, I am not drinking. I developed Diabetes 2 in June, and after a nearly two week stay in the hospital, I was doing four shots of insulin a day, two servings of Metaformin and terrified if I could walk around the block. Thanks to the daily support of my parents, who stayed with me for two weeks, I got back on my feet, followed the diet and began cutting down on the insulin.
Now, nearly eleven months later, I am off the insulin for past month. I walk three to six miles daily, and many wineries are out of business due to my lack of drinking. I eat six times a day, take a siesta, am running my own business with my brother and son, and feeling better than I have in a decade.
The change in business focus has been very good for me. I left the past business I had devoted much of my adult life to in December and took the pieces I liked, and am working with the people and media groups I enjoy. Working with my brother and son are great, as they provide different viewpoints and support.
I have been on the road for a month, but it has been quite positive. Great people, making a living doing what I love and seeing the world were my goals. Spending time in Boston, in one of my most favorite cities with friends in the industry is a lot of fun.
Interviews on Friday were good. Interviewed Lanni Marchant, Dennis Kimetto, Brett Gotcher and a few others. I like audio interviews. I enjoy the sites and smells of the Boston and love to communicate that with you.
Friday night was late, and even without the help of fermented grapes, I was tired, chatting with new friends and old.
Boston marathon is all about the exchange of ideas.